Asserts five myths regarding health care reform

As the U.S. House of Representatives approaches a repeal vote on ObamaCare, Michael Tanner used an op-ed in this morning’s Shreveport Times to correct what he believes are prevailing myths of the legislation. (Click the banner for the op-ed.)

Tanner asserts that the rhetoric of the debate is bound to create even more misunderstanding. To provide an antidote, Tanner attacks five misperceptions: ObamaCare is universal; individuals may retain their current medical plans; the federal deficit and personal premiums will be reduced; and the law is “consumer friendly.”

Tanner, senior fellow with the Cato Institute, shall speak in Shreveport tomorrow night – Thursday, January 20 – at an event hosted by the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. Click here for details of the event, “What Wonders Have They Wrought: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

Fergus Hodgson is the capitol bureau reporter with the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. He can be contacted at, and one can follow him on twitter.